Hockey: West All-Stars

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The following players from the West have been selected to play in  PIHL All-Star games.


Class AA

Justin Bioni, Defenseman, Moon

Anthony Dominick, Goaltender, West Allegheny

Ryan Durkin, Goaltender, Moon

Austin Murphy, Defenseman, Moon

Alex Ottaviani, Forward, Moon

Ryan Rohm, Forward, West Allegheny


Class A

Jake Muzik, Goaltender, Montour

Michael Skoff, Defenseman, Montour


Division 2

Tyler Cerankowski, Forward, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart

Antoni Chirgott, Forward, Beaver

Spencer D’Hondt, Defenseman, Central Valley

Austin Doby, Defenseman, Beaver

Cameron Drake, Forward, Central Valley

Evan Komlenic, Forward, Beaver

Joe Line, Defenseman, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart


Craig Meyer's West High School Basketball Notebook (Jan. 22, 2015)

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Here's this week's edition of Craig Meyer's West High School Basketball Notebook.

"There's a paradoxical quality to the Sto-Rox girls basketball team this season.

In many respects, the Vikings are where coach Ryan Kacsur hoped they would be by his third season, standing as a program that has made noticeable strides since he first took over.

But if you ask if he expected his 2014-15 team to be where it is now, you're bound to get a chuckle.

"Not one bit," he said with a laugh."



Boys Basketball: West playoff picture taking shape

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The season is barely over halfway but three local teams are in position to clinch playoff spots this week, thanks to undefeated section records. Beaver Falls, in Section 2-AAA, has a 12-2 overall record while two Class AA teams are undefeated – Lincoln Park (14-1 overall) in Section 1-AA and Aliquippa (14-0) in Section 5-AA.

Those three teams, though, will be far from the only representatives in the room when the WPIAL again announces that the bus driver needs a ticket for playoff games. In Class AAA, Ambridge, Beaver Area, Central Valley, Montour, and West Allegheny all are in control of their own destinies while Blackhawk and Hopewell aren't out the race, but will need help.

In Class AA, Burgettstown, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, and Riverside still control their own destinies while New Brighton, South Side Beaver, and Sto-Rox aren't eliminated but need help. In Class A, Cornell and Rochester control their own destiny while Western Beaver will need help. The playoffs could start as early as February 13, although there will undoubtedly be some first round byes.


Sports Town West Week in Review (Jan. 11-17)

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